Chemical substances are all around us. Being aware of what is around you in the environment, your workplace, your home, and so on is essential if adverse effects are to be mitigated. Read the scenarios provided below, and choose one to write about for your essay.
Study the Exxon Valdez disaster using your textbook and other scholarly sources. Complete the following four items regarding this disaster:
 Describe the background to the disaster and the factors leading up to the event.
 Identify parts of the environment were impacted and what were the adverse impacts and damage done to each area?
 What steps were taken to clean up the oil and the damage done to wildlife and the environment?
 From your review of how the government responded, assess what key regulatory changes the EPA made.
Your response should be a minimum of 1 ½ page in length. Any outside sources you choose to use should be scholarly sources. All sources used, including textbooks, must be referenced; paraphrased and quoted material must have accompanying APA citations.